Street Date: Oct 26, 2018
Somewhat overlooked upon its release in November 1968, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as one of the best British albums ever recorded. Created in difficult circumstances by a band who refused to follow fashion, it's an album of timeless, perfectly crafted songs about growing up and growing old, and the decline of national culture and traditional ways. Enduring and unsurpassed, with its wit, sadness, quiet anger, regret and charm, it's generally considered the high point of The Kinks' outstanding career and Ray Davies' masterpiece. A calm, nostalgic record which feels like a sweet, hazy dream but with endless layers of musical and lyrical innovation, its defiantly British sensibilities became the foundation of generations of British guitar pop. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, The Kinks present special editions of their 1968 landmark including this stereo remaster of the original album, from original tape high definition transfers. The 180g vinyl pressing is housed in a gatefold sleeve and features an insert with notes, band quotes and Village Green era photos.